Gift-giving has been part of human culture and tradition since the earliest days of civilisation. There are many different reasons as to why people give gifts, and some of them are based on custom and religion. But perhaps the universal reason for gift-giving is to convey what you are feeling, whether it is love, appreciation, care and concern or any other significant emotion that you wish to express to the recipient of your gift.
The UK is not an exception to this gift-giving tradition. Although there are some slight variations as to how and when the British people give gifts, the act itself is usually done on special occasions and celebrations. The most common occasions that British people give gifts include Christmas, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and St Patrick’s Day. People also give gifts during special events like wedding anniversaries, christenings and first marriage anniversaries.
Aside from giving gifts to loved ones, the Brits also give gifts to their colleagues at work, usually in celebration of an achievement, as a token of appreciation or reward for a job well done. When given to corporate clients, gifts are a symbol of thanks for entrusting you with their business.
It is still a few months before the Christmas holiday season, another popular gift-giving occasion, but now would be a great time to consider gift ideas not just for your loved ones, but for your colleagues and corporate clients as well.
Flowers are perhaps the most popular and most symbolic gift because they can be given to almost anyone. Although they are usually given by men to their partners as a symbol of love, they can also be given as a welcome gift to an important investor, a client of the firm or a member of the board of your company.
Take note, however, that there are a few traditions involved in giving flowers as presents in the UK. For example, red roses and other blooms like tulips, lilies and daisies are given on dates or to a significant other. Chrysanthemums, on the other hand, are usually offered as an expression of sympathy over someone’s passing. Avoid choosing these blooms when giving a bouquet to a corporate colleague.
Bouquets are usually made up of an odd number of blooms, another tradition in flower gift-giving. Florists find it easier to arrange the flowers because they will have an obvious focal point. Many designers arrange the flowers in a way that there is an obvious centre and the odd number of flowers makes that easier to achieve.
You can never go wrong with giving the gift of chocolates, as the sweet treat is well-loved by many people of all ages. No matter where in the UK you choose to send the gift of chocolate, know that you are sending among the most loved gifts ever. They’re sweet, readily available and come in various brands, flavours and textures. In fact, chocolates are so well-loved that offices of high executives in the company often have them on hand, ready to be offered whenever a visitor comes in or whenever a meeting is being held.
Of course, one box of chocolates sometimes isn’t enough to express your gratitude to your colleagues and clients. As such, Gifts International offers a huge variety of hampers for you to give to your loved ones. Here are some of them:
Alcoholic beverages are great gift ideas for business partners or colleagues and corporate clients during the holiday season. Wines and champagnes convey that feeling of merrymaking while still ensuring a certain level of professionalism amongst colleagues. In fact, alcoholic beverages can be given any time of the year because they can be gifts for a promotion, a sealed deal or a commemoration of success.
If you are going for a more unique gift idea, Gifts International has more than a few ideal selections.
Giving gifts through letterboxes is nothing short of genius. Gifts International makes custom letterbox gifts that will certainly delight even the most discriminating of professionals and colleagues.
Giving a gift to your colleagues and corporate clients is a great way to show that you appreciate their hard work, contributions and support they give the company. Although many people will say that it is the thought that counts, it is always better to give the people we work with something that they can actually use or enjoy. This forms a bond that will not only strengthen your friendship but also enhance your work dynamic.
Gifts International is a trusted gift company in the UK. We deliver various kinds of chocolates, hampers, champagnes, wines, sparkling and other gift ideas that will surely bring happiness to your loved ones. Here at Gifts International, we have a team that meticulously picks what goes into each of our carefully prepared hampers to ensure quality. We have tasty treats from the finest brands, including Charbonnel et Walker and Veuve Clicquot.
Our company also understands that time is often of the essence, in gift-giving. That is why we deliver as quickly as we can to ensure that the gifts are given at the perfect moment. We deliver using reliable couriers like DHL and UK Mail, and our flower deliveries are made by local florists. We also offer European and worldwide delivery because we know that gift-giving transcends geographical boundaries.
Feel free to browse through our website and find the best gift for your loved ones. If you need more help or have any questions about our services, contact us on 01325 313914. You may also fill out our contact form here.